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News Roundup

by | Blog News, Bride


I’ve been working hard the past few weeks on a secret project launching this afternoon and have neglected the many great things that have landed in my inbox! Here’s a news roundup of interesting bits and pieces from around the (wedding) web!

Jessie at J Studios (who just launched her brand new website!) recently shot the winner’s of her wedding photography package she gave away last year.

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I love seeing the winners of a competition! Check out the full wedding here

The competition is on again and this time it’s open Australia wide!

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Check out the full details of the prize and how to enter on the J Studios blog.

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Peony Melbourne (who I wrote do scent consultations for weddings) have started a bridal party package. Held after hours instore, Jill takes the bride and 3-6 of her closest friends & family through personal fragrance consultations.

The evening will include canapes and champagne and each guests takes home a gift bags filled with luxury samples. I think this could make a perfect event for a bridal shower or relaxed hen’s night! Find out more on their website!

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ABCD Designs & Pretty Lovely Things are giving away a stationery package worth over $500US to celebrate ABCD Designs two year anniversary! Check out the blog entry for more details. It shuts midnight October 6th US time!

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NELLE Handbags are turning five and to celebrate, Laura is offering 15% off all products until October 24th, 2009. Check out the NELLE website for more!

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Bespoke Letterpress have launched the Illustrators Project. They’ve turned work by brilliant illustrators into letterpress prints! As a special treat, they’re also giving away the full set of 10 prints (worth $650) to one reader! Check out their blog for more info on how to enter.

Finally, they’re having a sale on their online store, with a voucher code SALE giving 10% off their entire range of letterpress goodies. Definitely worth a look!

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Wishpot are giving away a Kate Spade handbag (and the competition is even open to Aussies!). They’re drawing the winner on Monday the 5th, but since Aussies are ahead we may still be in with a chance! Check their blog for details!

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Snapshot Sunday – Behind The Veil

by | Bride, Photography, Snapshot Sundays


This shot by Susan Stripling has been stored in my reader for months. I just love it.. (see more of her amazing WPPI entry shots here)

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Nancy’s Pre Wedding Shoot

by | Bride, Wedding Inspiration


While common in America, (I believe the Southern region) the concept of the pre wedding bridal portrait shoot is almost non existent in Australia. The bride dresses in her full wedding day attire, with flowers, makeup and jewels and her photographer takes photographs of just her. Sometimes the photo is displayed in a frame on the wedding day.

It saves time, allowing the photographer to capture the bride in her wedding day glory without the stress and rushing that might happen on the actual day.

Melanie Grizzel of  She-n-he Photography & Design shared with me the bridal portrait shoot of Nancy. The shoot was a special one and included Nancy’s mother who is suffering from cancer. Nancy wanted as many photos with her mother as possible and knowing that she may be too tired on the wedding day for many photos, Nancy opted to include her mother in the shoot.

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Photos by Melanie Grizzel of  She-n-he Photography & Design

Creative Colour – Midnight Blue

by | Bride, Creative Colour, Wedding Inspiration


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The inky blue of the midnight sky, or the tropical sea before a storm.

– Combine with apple green and silver

– With pale pink and pearl grey

– With pale spring green, darker spring green and pearl grey

– With pale pink, and mid pink and ivory

– With watermelon, orange and hot pink, touches of spring green

– With cherry red, pale blue and sand

– With raspberry and cream

– With stone, ivory and pale blue

– With teal, sky blue and pearl grey

– With ivory, cream and gold, with touches of soft apricot

– Think a variety of textures such as shiny and sparkly, matte, satiny

– Silver, gold, pewter, crystals, opals, sapphires

– The lustre of pearls, pearlised containers, capiz shell

– Black and green olive branches, privet berries, peonies, roses, stephanotis, magnolia, dusty miller foliage, green or pink orchids

– Dull silvered metal chairs. Pale pink cloths with midnight blue piping and over cloths of midnight blue, pink peonies, soft grey leaves and black privet berries in old silver containers, silver candelabra with pink candles, midnight blue crockery set on beaten silvered place mats or large ‘plates’, silver edged wine glasses

– Stripes thick or thin, toile, Provencal style fabrics – try mixing the patterns to add interest

– A nautical theme

– Gold edged or midnight blue patterned crockery, blue water glasses, navy patterned toile tablecloths, navy striped napkins, cream, ivory and apricot flowers piled into glass vases, white candles in glass cylinders, or glass candelabra, modify the toile pattern for your invitations, place cards

– Stars, mirrored shapes hung in strands, mirrors placed on tables to reflect light, Venetian mirrors, silver ornate photo frames on each table detailing table number and guests names

– Hand blown or simple glass baubles hung from the ceiling, piled into glass cylinders or featured in your floral arrangements

– Groups of cone shaped candles of different heights in the colours of your scheme

– A table of berry desserts, or cheeses, fruit pastes, grapes and ports, or a lolly table with white and green lollies and the occasional navy jelly bean or purple jelly baby

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Hydrangea bouquet from Zezé Flowers via Brides, glass beads from Beads Too, James Clifford Black Label Dress via Brides,

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